This week, we have had a Year 3 and 4 house Basketball tournament taking place at lunchtime on the MUGA. Over 50 pupils were taking part as teams with an additional 10 pupils helping as leaders and captains . There was a lot of excitement during the group stages with teams playing for points to be top four in the league. It was very competitive with lots of goals scored from all teams but it was Chiswick 1, Chiswick 2, Osterley 1 and Syon 2 who made it through to the semi-finals.
The semi-finals were played on Friday lunchtime with lots of children coming along to cheer and support. A tense semi-final between Chiswick 1 and Chiswick 2 ended in a draw and extra time was played to get the winning goal. Chiswick 1 were the team to score the 'golden goal' that secured their place in the final. In the second semi-final, Osterley started with only 4 players on court putting them at a disadvantage against Syon. However, this did not dampen their spirits and some great teamwork helped them to take the lead. Syon equalised but then Marvelle came through to score the winning goal of the game securing Osterley a place in the final.
In the 3rd and 4th playoffs, Syon showed some great resilience and team work scoring 4 goals placing them in the bronze position. The final was very competitive with the ball going back and forth between the two ends. Unfortunately the ball just refused to go into the net at the Osterley end despite numerous attempts and it was Chiswick who finished the victors winning 6 - 0.
Marvelle was the sportsman of the tournament as he demonstrated great resilience, teamwork and sportsmanship throughout. Gunnersbury house also showed some great team work, with Gunnersbury 1 helping Gunnersbury 2 when they fell short of players on the second day of the group competition.
Thank you to all the house captains and leaders that helped and a big well done to all the children involved.